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1. An area of land set aside for public use, as:
a. A piece of land with few or no buildings within or adjoining a town, maintained for recreational and ornamental purposes.
b. A landscaped city square.
c. A large tract of rural land kept in its natural state and usually reserved for the enjoyment and recreation of visitors.
2. A broad, fairly level valley between mountain ranges: the high parks of the Rocky Mountains.
3. A tract of land attached to a country house, especially when including extensive gardens, woods, pastures, or a game preserve.
4. Sports A stadium or an enclosed playing field: a baseball park.
a. An area where military vehicles or artillery are stored and serviced.
b. The materiel kept in such an area.
6. An area in or near a town designed and usually zoned for a certain purpose: a commercial park.
7. A position in an automatic transmission that disengages the gears and sets the brake so the vehicle cannot move: put the car in park and turned off the engine.
v. parked, park·ing, parks
1. To put or leave (a vehicle) for a time in a certain location.
2. Aerospace To place (a spacecraft or satellite) in a usually temporary orbit.
3. Informal To place or leave temporarily: parked the baby with neighbors; parking cash in a local bank account.
4. To assemble (artillery or other equipment) in a military park.
1. To park a motor vehicle: pulled over and parked next to the curb.
2. Slang To engage in kissing and caressing in a vehicle stopped in a secluded spot.
[Middle English, game preserve, enclosed tract of land, from Old French parc, from Vulgar Latin *parricus, fence, from *parra, perhaps, "wooden bar, espalier"; akin to Spanish parra, grapevine grown in an espalier, and French barre, bar; see barre.]
1. (Human Geography) a large area of land preserved in a natural state for recreational use by the public. See also national park
2. (Human Geography) a piece of open land in a town with public amenities
3. (Human Geography) NZ an area, esp of mountain country, reserved for recreational purposes
4. (Human Geography) a large area of land forming a private estate
5. (Law) English law an enclosed tract of land where wild beasts are protected, acquired by a subject by royal grant or prescription. Compare forest5
6. (Human Geography) an area designed and landscaped to accommodate a group of related enterprises, businesses, research establishments, etc: science park.
7. US and Canadian See amusement park
8. (Automotive Engineering) US and Canadian and NZ See car park
9. (General Sporting Terms) US and Canadian a playing field or sports stadium
10. (Soccer) the park informal Brit a soccer pitch
11. (Automotive Engineering) a gear selector position on the automatic transmission of a motor vehicle that acts as a parking brake
12. (Military) the area in which the equipment and supplies of a military formation are assembled
13. (Physical Geography) a high valley surrounded by mountains in the western US
14. (Automotive Engineering) to stop and leave (a vehicle) temporarily
15. (Automotive Engineering) to manoeuvre (a motor vehicle) into a space for it to be left: try to park without hitting the kerb.
16. (Stock Exchange) stock exchange to register (securities) in the name of another or of nominees in order to conceal their real ownership
17. (tr) informal to leave or put somewhere: park yourself in front of the fire.
18. (Military) (intr) military to arrange equipment in a park
19. (tr) to enclose in or as a park
[C13: from Old French parc, from Medieval Latin parricus enclosure, from Germanic; compare Old High German pfarrih pen, Old English pearruc paddock1]
1. (Biography) Mungo (ˈmʌŋɡəʊ). 1771–1806, Scottish explorer. He led two expeditions (1795–97; 1805–06) to trace the course of the Niger in Africa. He was drowned during the second expedition
2. (Biography) Nick, full name Nicholas Wulstan Park. born 1958, British animator and film director; his films include A Grand Day Out (1992), which introduced the characters Wallace and Gromit, and the feature-length Chicken Run (2000)
3. (Biography) Chung Hee. (ˈtʃʊŋ ˈhiː). 1917–79, South Korean politician; president of the Republic of Korea (1963–79); assassinated
1. a public area of land, usu. in a natural state, having facilities for recreation.
2. an enclosed area or a stadium used for sports.
3. the grounds of a country house.
4. Western U.S. a broad valley in a mountainous region.
5. a space where vehicles, esp. automobiles, may be assembled or stationed.
7. theme park.
9. a setting in an automatic transmission in which the transmission is in neutral and the brake is engaged.v.t.
10. to leave (a vehicle) in a certain place for a period of time.
11. Informal. to put, leave, or settle.
12. to assemble (equipment or supplies) in a military park.
13. to place (a satellite) in orbit.v.i.
14. to park a vehicle.
[1225–75; < Old French parc enclosure < early Medieval Latin parricus < West Germanic *parruk (see paddock)]
Mungo, 1771–1806?, Scottish explorer in Africa.
park- Originally a legal term for land held by royal grant for the keeping of game animals for royals to hunt.
See also related terms for hunting.
Parka space occupied by parked vehicles, stores, etc.; hence, the objects themselves, collectively; an enclosed area in which game beasts such as deer are bred; a place for breeding oysters.
Examples: park of artillery, 1755; a vast park of carriages, 1827; of deer, 1781; of oyster culture, 1883; of oysters; of wild fish, 1607; of young oysterlings, 1851; a park of waggons, 1859.
Past participle: parked
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|Noun||1.||park - a large area of land preserved in its natural state as public property; "there are laws that protect the wildlife in this park"|
national park - a tract of land declared by the national government to be public property
safari park - an area of parkland where wild animals are kept and can be viewed by visitors driving through
|2.||park - a piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area; "they went for a walk in the park"|
amusement park, funfair, pleasure ground - a commercially operated park with stalls and shows for amusement
village green - a village park consisting of a plot of grassy land
|3.||park - a facility in which ball games are played (especially baseball games); "take me out to the ballpark"|
baseball, baseball game - a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs; "he played baseball in high school"; "there was a baseball game on every empty lot"; "there was a desire for National League ball in the area"; "play ball!"
bullpen - a place on a baseball field where relief pitchers can warm up during a game
dugout - either of two low shelters on either side of a baseball diamond where the players and coaches sit during the game
stand - tiered seats consisting of a structure (often made of wood) where people can sit to watch an event (game or parade)
|4.||Park - Scottish explorer in Africa (1771-1806)|
|5.||park - a lot where cars are parked |
lot - a parcel of land having fixed boundaries; "he bought a lot on the lake"
used-car lot - a parking lot where a dealer in used-cars displays cars for sale
|6.||park - a gear position that acts as a parking brake; "the put the car in park and got out"|
|Verb||1.||park - place temporarily; "park the car in the yard"; "park the children with the in-laws"; "park your bag in this locker"|
|2.||park - maneuver a vehicle into a parking space; "Park the car in front of the library"; "Can you park right here?"|
driving - the act of controlling and steering the movement of a vehicle or animal
channelise, channelize, guide, maneuver, steer, manoeuver, manoeuvre, point, head, direct - direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
angle-park - park at an angle
parallel-park - park directly behind another vehicle
double-park - park a vehicle alongside another
1. recreation ground, garden, playground, pleasure garden, playpark, domain (N.Z.) We went for a brisk walk round the park.
2. parkland, grounds, estate, lawns, woodland, grassland a manor house in six acres of park and woodland
park yourself sit (down), perch, seat yourself, install yourself He parked himself in the corner all night.
"The parks are the lungs of London" [William Pitt, Earl of Chapman]
"The parks are the lungs of London" [William Pitt, Earl of Chapman]
almenningsgarîurgarîur/landssvæîi umhverfis höll/seturleggja bíl
automobilio stovėjimo skaitiklispastatyti automobilįželdynas
công viênđỗ xe
2. (Brit) (Sport) (= field) → campo m
1. (Aut) → aparcar (Sp), estacionar (esp LAm)
can I park my car here? → ¿puedo aparcar mi coche aquí?
can I park my car here? → ¿puedo aparcar mi coche aquí?
D. CPD park keeper N → guardián/ana m/f (de parque), guardabosque mf
(= public garden) → parc m park bench
(also national park) → parc m park ranger
(also safari park) → réserve f d'animaux park ranger
[country house] → parc m
vi → se garer
vt sep → garer
(Brit Sport: = field) → (Sport)platz m
(US: = car park) → Parkplatz m
(Mil) → Arsenal nt
car → parken; bicycle → abstellen; a parked car → ein parkendes Auto; there’s been a car parked outside for days → draußen parkt schon seit Tagen ein Auto; he was very badly parked → er hatte miserabel geparkt
(inf: = put) luggage etc → abstellen; he parked himself right in front of the fire → er pflanzte sich direkt vor den Kamin (inf); we parked the children with the neighbours → wir haben die Kinder bei den Nachbarn abgegeben or gelassen; find somewhere to park your backside (hum) → such dir was, wo du dich platzen kannst (hum)
(Comput) hard disk → parken
vi → parken; there was nowhere to park → es gab nirgendwo einen Parkplatz; to find a place to park → einen Parkplatz finden; (in line of cars) → eine Parklücke finden
n → Parkwächter(in) m(f)
n → Grünland nt
park ranger, park warden
n (US) → Allee f
1. a public piece of ground with grass and trees. The children go to the park every morning to play. park مُتَنَزَّه парк parque park der Park park πάρκοparque park پارک puisto parc גַן צִיבּוּרִי उद्यान park park taman almenningsgarður parco 公園 공원 parkas parks taman parkparkpark پارك، هواخوري ځاى parque parc парк park park park park สวนสาธารณะ park 公園 парк پارک، چمن công viên 公园
2. the land surrounding a large country house. Deer run wild in the park surrounding the mansion. bos, ruigte حَديقَة تابِعَة لِقَصْر парк parque obora der Park park; have έκταση που περιβάλλει (εξοχική) έπαυλη κτλ. jardín puiestik باغ viheralue parc פַּארק ग्रामीण मकान के इर्दगिर्द विशाल बाग perivoj park taman garður/landssvæði umhverfis höll/setur parco 庭園 넓은 대지 parkas, želdynas parks taman parkparkpark بن parque parc угодья obora park park park สถานที่กลางแจ้งขนาดใหญ่ büyük bahçe 大庭園 парк, садок گاؤں کي حويلي کے گرد کا سبزہ زار bãi 庄园verb
to stop and leave (a motor car etc) for a time. He parked in front of our house. parkeer يوقِف السيّارَه паркирам estacionar parkovat parken parkere σταθμεύωaparcar, estacionar parkima پارک کردن pysäköidä stationner לְהַחֲנוֹת गाडी़ खडी़ करना parkirati, ostaviti parkol memarkir leggja bíl parcheggiare 駐車する 주차하다 pastatyti automobilį novietot automašīnu memberhentikan parkerenparkereparkować دموټرو درول estacionar a parca парковать parkovať parkirati parkirati se parkera จอดรถ park etmek 停放 ставити на стоянку, паркуватися تھوڑي دير کے ليے گاڑي روکنا đỗ xe 停放ˈparking-lot noun
(American) a car park. parkade ساحَة وُقوف السَيّارات паркинг estacionamento parkoviště der Parkplatz parkeringsplads πάρκιγκaparcamiento, parking parkla پارکینگ pysäköintipaikka parc de stationnement מִגרָש חֲנָיָה कार पार्क auto-park parkoló tempat parkir bílastæði parcheggio 駐車場 주차장 automobilių stovėjimo vieta automašīnu stāvvieta tempat letak kereta parkeerterreinparkeringsplassparking پارکینګ parque de estacionamento стоянка parkovisko parkirišče parking parkeringsplats ที่จอดรถ park yeri 停車場 місце стоянки автотранспорту; паркінг کار پارکنگ کي جگہ bãi đậu xe 停车场ˈparking-meter noun
a coin-operated meter beside which a car may be parked for the number of minutes or hours shown on the meter. parkeermeter عَدّاد يُسَجّل مُدَّة وُقوف السَيّارَه монетен автомат parquímetro parkovací hodiny die Parkuhr parkometer παρκόμετροparquímetro parkmeeter پارکومتر pysäköintimittari parcomètreמדחן गाड़ी रोकने के टाइम का मीटर ura za parkiranje parkolóóra meteran parkir stöðumælir parchimetro 駐車メーター 주차시간 자동 표시기 automobilio stovėjimo skaitiklis automašīnas stāvvietas skaitītājs meter tempat letak kereta parkeermeterparkometerparkometr پارك متر parquímetro parcometru, aparat de taxare a autovehiculelor într-o parcare счётчик на стоянке parkovacie hodiny parkirna ura parking sat parkeringsmätare มิเตอร์เก็บค่าจอดรถ park sayacı, parkmetre 停車計時器 паркувальний лічильник ايک قسم کا ميٹر جو گاڑي کھڑي ہونے کا وقت بتلاتا ہے đồng hồ đỗ xe 停车计时器
park→ مُتَنَزَهٌ, يَركُنُ سِيَارَةً park, parkovat park, parkere Park, parken παρκάρω, πάρκο aparcar, estacionar, parque puisto, pysäköidä garer, parc park, parkirati parcheggiare, parco 公園, 駐車する 공원, 주차하다 park, parkeren park, parkere park, zaparkować estacionar, parque парк, парковать(ся) park, parkera จอดรถ, สวนสาธารณะ park, park etmek công viên, đỗ xe 停泊车辆, 公园
- Where can I park the car?
- Is there a parking lot near here? (US)
Is there a car park near here? (UK)
- Can I park here?
- Can I park here overnight?
- How long can I park for?
- Do I need to buy a ticket to park? (US)
Do I need to buy a car-parking ticket? (UK)
- Can we park our trailer here? (US)
Can we park our caravan here? (UK)
- Can we park by our site?
- Is there a playground near here? (US)
Is there a play park near here? (UK)